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RobertoOrtiz
12-04-2004, 03:15 PM
"Roman Empire: 2004"
By
ROR
Welcome to the cgtalk sketch group.

We will try to post one of these topics once a day for your enjoyment.

These are the rules:
* Post only your FINAL piece on this thread, based on the topic on the thread.
* RESOLUTION : The image can have any aspect ratio up to 800 x 600
* They can be done on any medium.
* If you wish, you can add a brief text description about your piece.
* Only original compositions. No "tributes" or plagiarizing, unless is it an integral part of the challenge.
* The topics will be posted every day between 10:00 - 12:00 am US EST.
* The artist also has to post total length of time it took (Thanks Clanger for the idea) and program used.
* Only final pieces can be posted on the thread. They must have been done AFTER the topic has been announced.
* Any piece caught breaking the rules will be taken off the thread.
* The topics will be picked at random from the list on this thread
(The author will be given credit). So guys keep them coming.
*You can add multiple entries, but please dont post WIP (Unless you intend to update them). NEW RULE!
* Ill post ANOTHER thread to quantify and track WHO has participated the most on these threads.


Good luck

-Roberto
PS To submit your topic ideas and suggestions go to this thread:
>>Link<< (http://www.cgtalk.com/showthread.php?s=&threadid=145003&perpage=15&pagenumber=1)

depleteD
12-04-2004, 05:49 PM
Thats a sweet topic

MathieuBertrand
12-04-2004, 07:13 PM
I do not want to start any debate! If this is too inflammatory let me know and I will take it down right away. I felt like I needed to do this piece.

1.5 hour in ps
http://www.pheonix3.net/daily-182_final.jpg

PerfectBlue
12-04-2004, 10:59 PM
awesome topic, definitely one i can sink my teeth into.

_OI_ the blood, fire and the US flag portrayed like this ... lets just say I think you are crossing the boarders with comparing the US to the roman empire. :hmm:

Telemaco
12-04-2004, 11:25 PM
PS & Wacom, 2h 1/2 (used Iwo Jima as reference for composition, obviously Roman Soldiers are product of mine, hehe)

:)

Telemaco

http://www.akenar.com/Sketches/Images/sk048.jpg

Art2
12-05-2004, 12:13 AM
Damn Romans, first they conquer Europe, then Asia, then the world and now the heavens.
Good job Telemaco!

Hellshad
12-05-2004, 12:41 AM
Nice subject.. i will try it tomorow morning.

aghill
12-05-2004, 12:56 AM
http://upl.silentwhisper.net/uplfolders/upload1/Rome.jpg


Hi folks!

Trying out some new wacky styles here.
15 min PS with some ref. for basic shape.

Telemaco, that is really nice. Great idea and simplicity. really nice.

the sparky
12-05-2004, 01:07 AM
I always love watching this, and I want do the sketch group at least while I'm on winterbreak (ah... free time at last).

I don't even know what this is supposed to mean:
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v83/thesparky/roman2004sparky.jpg

Vitriolic
12-05-2004, 03:18 AM
http://img37.exs.cx/img37/5076/e2ssketchempire.jpg

1:30, photoshop + wacom

robinayles
12-05-2004, 04:04 AM
Roman Empire: 2004
http://www.k-squared.com/rome2004.jpg

I really suck at doing cars, so I traced the outline of a ref pic then painted it. About 1 hour PS/Wacom.

Vitriolic - your's rocks as usual

_IO_ its a really nice execution, but in rather poor taste IMO

Octothreat
12-05-2004, 04:21 AM
Great sketches Telemaco and Vitriolic! Hehe, if _IO_ is crossing a line I don't think I'll be going with my original idea :rolleyes:... Here is a more ambiguous/Romanized version...

8 min painter - tried a much quicker feel... not at all because i dont have the time. . .
http://img121.exs.cx/img121/4406/d2xromansoldier.jpg

Sir-Patroclo
12-05-2004, 05:23 AM
http://www.sirpatroclo.virtuabyte.cl/rome2004.jpg


About an hour/PS/Wcm

FridayEve
12-05-2004, 05:42 AM
http://www.fridayeve.com/gallery/cgtalk/cg182_fridayeve.jpg
1:40/painter

El-Rodente
12-05-2004, 08:40 AM
some nice pics here, probably wont enter this one, i cant think of anything to do :(

hopefully getting a wacom graphire 3 for chrimbo :)

elmasfeo
12-05-2004, 10:00 AM
wow, patroclo, that's a great picture! very good symbolism and style... :eek: :thumbsup:

telémaco... ffiiiuuu...love yor style, your clouds look like nata montada ("cream"? I don't know the word in english, sorry)

Jeremyi
12-05-2004, 05:31 PM
I have to say _IO_ thats perfect haha good job.
also Telemaco that kicks ass love that style.

robinayles
12-05-2004, 05:47 PM
wow, patroclo, that's a great picture! very good symbolism and style... :eek: :thumbsup:

telémaco... ffiiiuuu...love yor style, your clouds look like nata montada ("cream"? I don't know the word in english, sorry)
maybe you mean "whipped cream"?....like the fluffy topping on a dessert?

MathieuBertrand
12-05-2004, 06:23 PM
I love your piece patroclo, your style is very creative. Good job.
The cross made of eyes(maybe?) on its forehead, the bleeding eyes of the charater underneath, very provocative and less blatent then my attempt.

Kelli
12-05-2004, 07:38 PM
This sucks! I have an idea, but I can't draw it. So, if someone wants to, here ya go...

Roman Empire - I was going to have a bunch of ears being thrown into a picture. "Friends, Romans, Countrymen, lend me your ears..." (And for anyone who's seen a Mel Brooks movie - That's disgusting.)

Oh well... :bounce:

zeromorph
12-05-2004, 09:24 PM
I was gonna do a tourist with a T-Shirt "I went to Rome and all I got was this stupid T-shirt" since the Roman Empire in 2004 is nothing more than a tourist spot.

Keem
12-06-2004, 11:37 AM
http://www.keemz.com/uploads/keem-rome.jpg
more than 5 hours, Painter IX (still xploring)

cLos71
12-06-2004, 01:48 PM
Very strong graphic feel :thumbsup:

Sir-Patroclo
12-06-2004, 02:06 PM
Hi: thanks _IO_ and Elmasfeo! yes, it was a shift in style, trying to conceal the meaning to a more free interpretation.

It was a hard topic to express in images, good pics so far.

Ilikesoup
12-07-2004, 04:56 AM
http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v236/ilikesoup2/Da_Pope.jpg
About 40 minutes, wacom/PS/reference pic
Since the Emperor declared himself Pope when Catholocism was adopted as the Roman Empire's official religion, that makes John Paul II the last living heir of the Roman Empire! Considering that he is ailing and the Church has fallen on hard times here in the US, it reminded me of the saying "Nero fiddled while Rome burned." If it offends please let me know and I'll take it down. P.S. Yes, I'm Catholic.

Technogoat
12-08-2004, 08:46 PM
PS & Wacom, 2h 1/2 (used Iwo Jima as reference for composition, obviously Roman Soldiers are product of mine, hehe)

:)

Telemaco

http://www.akenar.com/Sketches/Images/sk048.jpgExcellent , gets my vote. The refernces to the whermacht and ww2 iconography ie what should've been the revival and continued roman empire had it lasted , is the subtle touch of genius here.

Telemaco
12-08-2004, 09:06 PM
Thx. for the comments!

:)


Telémaco

Amida
12-09-2004, 01:15 PM
hehe the perfect image comes to mind. I went to Rome last fall, so I remember a lot about it :D. I saw a very Fat guy dressed up with a plastic sword and a cape and all that and some other less fat guy, the other guy was taller. And then u place them in front of some ruins of the Forum Romanum. Great, i can't MAKE this picture tho....but just imagine ...

Shin-Tic
12-10-2004, 01:34 PM
Excellent , gets my vote. The refernces to the whermacht and ww2 iconography ie what should've been the revival and continued roman empire had it lasted , is the subtle touch of genius here.
I don't know if you know this but the picture is probably based on the picture of US soldiers planting a flag on Okinawa (?).....

RobertoOrtiz
09-23-2005, 04:22 PM
Yes it is.... It is also the basis for the Marine Core Memorial here in Virginia.


-R

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